East Coast Radio breakfast team visits Newlands school

East Coast Radio breakfast team, Darren Maule, Keri Miller, Sky Shabalala and head girl Noxolo Majola  

Joy and big smiles filled Dr Macken Mistry Primary School on Friday as the East Coast Radio breakfast team did a live broadcast at the school from 6am till 9am.

The breakfast team was joined by Sanlam regional general manager, staff members, characters from Takalani Sesami and excited pupils. This was part of the celebrations of the partnership the school has with Sanlam.

The school is a proud beneficiary of Sanlam’s Blue Ladder project. The Blue Ladder School’s project partners with schools, educators and communities across the country to improve maths tuition, nutrition and upgrade key facilities.

Sanlam regional general manager, Khanyisani Makhanya said, “The school is one of the 75 schools to benefit from the project. The project is spread across three provinces namely, Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Before we can improve maths competency, we need to ensure the school environments are conducive to learning. We’re committed to ensuring each school is a place where children are well nourished, looked after and supported on their learning journey.”

One of the maths teachers who has been attending training provided by Sanlam through the Blue Ladder project, Romona Ramdas, said the training makes her better equipped for teaching.

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“The training has provided us with various resources. Teaching and classroom aids are provided and they enhance the lessons. The training has also built a lot of confidence to us as teachers,” she said.

School principal, Pompey Sukool, said,“I am ecstatic to be associated with this phenomenal company. We look forward to the great partnership which will benefit our pupils as they will be learning in a conducive environment. That will make them produce excellent results.”

School head-girl, Noxolo Majola, participated in East Coast Radio’s Grand Challenge and won R2,000 cash.  She said she will be saving the money for rainy days and will use some of it to spoil her grandmother.

Local councillor, Gugu Zulu, said the school puts the ward in the map. “I can proudly say that this school is the best in the ward. The pupils are disciplined and the school is well kept in a clean state. I say they must keep shining,” said Cllr Zulu.

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Zola Phoswa
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